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Director of the Sacred Music Program

Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology

Job Title: Director of the Sacred Music Program
Job Location: Dallas , TX
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: other
Arts: visual & performing arts
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: November 15, 2017
Date Posted: 2017-07-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of the Sacred Music Program
Southern Methodist University


Perkins School of Theology and Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University seek a Director of the Sacred Music Program. This is a full-time, tenured position in church music at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (Position #00050995).

Responsibilities include teaching in degree programs of Perkins School of Theology (particularly the Master of Sacred Music, Doctor of Pastoral Music, Doctor of Ministry programs), of the Music Division in Meadows School of the Arts (particularly as this relates to the choral program) and, as appropriate, the Graduate Program in Religious Studies; directing the Sacred Music Program, including student recruitment and maintenance of the collaborative relationship between the schools of Theology and Arts; participation in the life and work of Perkins School of Theology, the Meadows School of the Arts and other parts of the University.

Job Requirements

Essential qualifications include holding a Ph.D., DMA or equivalent degree; demonstrated achievement as a scholar, practitioner and teacher in the field of church music; demonstrated achievement in choral conducting, hymnology and the practice of congregational song; competence in administrative tasks; demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to working across cultural diversity in church music; knowledge of and commitment to the life of a faith community; commitment to maintain and enrich the relationship between the Sacred Music Program and the church; commitment to the primary objectives of Perkins School of Theology and the Music Division of Meadows School of the Arts; commitment to the primary objectives of the MSM, DPM and D.Min. programs.

Desirable qualifications include background, interests, perspectives and abilities that complement those of other members of the Perkins and Meadows faculties and that further the stated commitment of the faculties to inclusiveness.

Knowledge of and appreciation for the Wesleyan theological traditions and their relationship to other Christian theological traditions.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Complete job description is available at https://www.smu.edu/Perkins/FacultyAcademics/FacultyOpenings

Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

For most complete consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2017.

Applications must be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/43478 and have a cover letter, c.v., and names and contact data for at least three references.

The successful applicant should expect to begin teaching in the fall of 2018.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu

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